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a basically shot and killed near a middle school in berkeley. investigators have still collecting evidence at this hour. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran tells us the sacramento street is shut down right now. cate. >> reporter: frank, michelle, that's right. if you can take a looker the crime tape is up here in this area. officers are still on scene gathering evidence and they have been here for quite some time. we do have video of when they first got on scene though. berkeley police tell us they got a caught around 11:30 last night and officers found a cyclist by longfellow middle school just off derby street. he fell off his bike along the sidewalk and he had at least one gunshot wound and was pronounced dead on scene. if you come back out live the award and sacramento streets, that crime tape is still up. there are several police officers here -- not officers, but rather cars here on scene continuing their investigation. and we want to make note that officers have not released a suspect description at this time. and they still don't have a
motive for the shooting. reporting live in berkeley, cate caugiran, cbs 5. one person in critical condition, two others serious after a shooting in oakland near lake merritt around 10:30 last night. officers found a 50-year-old man shot outside a liquor store on east 18th street. according to police, it looks like he may have been an innocent bystander. they found three more victims a few blocks away. san francisco police are trying to figure out who shot and killed a man in his 20s last night. officers found the man just before 8:00 near grove and buchanan streets. the man had been shot in the stomach and leg. he died at the hospital an hour later. we just saw cate in berkeley. the dry spell is over. a lot of rain is coming in now. >> let's get the latest from cbs 5 meteorologist lawrence karnow. >> for a lot of folks it gets
the blood pressure going again. this doesn't look as bad. still the rain in spots. it's dumping in some areas right now. you see on our high-def doppler radar, look at all the yellow off the coastline. that's going to be pushing onshore a little later on. this is not going to be as strong as that last series of storms. a closer look you can see that band of moisture through richmond, berkeley and concord. so good downpours there. but it is going to break up as we head into the afternoon. and we're not expecting to see any flooding from the storm system. here it comes right now. it's moving on through. that batch of moisture just off the coastline about to push onshore. so if you haven't seen rain yet, it's coming. so a messy commute early on this morning, but by the afternoon it breaks up. we may see a little bit of sunshine but temperatures fairly mild. a lot of subtropical moisture out there. so we'll keep you in the 50s and 60s. this may be it for the rain for a while. we'll talk more about that in a moment. gianna has traffic. >> that will be good news once of the rain is out of here. here's not the good news. we have trouble spots out
there. the accidents keep rolling in for chp. the first one is westbound 580 at lakeshore. two lanes are blocked. we are getting reports that one person may be trapped inside this vehicle. so emergency crews are on scene there. some delays as you approach the area. again that's westbound 580 at lakeshore so expect delays through there. also traffic alert highway 35 at ware road looks like two lanes are shut down one in each direction due to a tree in the road. no word on when the lanes will reopen. elsewhere new wreck reported north 880 at 7th street blocking the road. not too many delays yet on 880. northbound still quiet as you work your way towards the maze. but chp just arriving on scene of that accident. also couple of ones just came in. westbound 80 at san pablo blocking the road and 101 southbound at alemany reports of an accident possibly stuck in the right lane. now, the south bay checking in problem-free. one of our bright spots right now. you can see 101 we're still seeing a lot of green on our sensors. so far no delays along 101 or 280. now, let's get a live look at
101 at tully. we have a photographer standing by. you can see traffic light as you work your way through san jose. that's a look at your morning drive. back to you guys. traffic is moving through devil's slide again this morning. crews did emergency work yesterday to shore up the roadway along the san mateo coast because of erosion caused by last week's storms. a new tunnel is set to open next year and caltrans hopes that will finally mean and end to road closures in the area but some drivers don't want the new tunnel. >> devil's slide is the most beautiful drive that i have ever been over and i'm sad that the tunnel is opening and it's going to take away the scenery. >> drivers don't pay attention to the view. >> at least you shouldn't. the new tunnel south of pacifica is expected to open to cars in february or march of next year. in santa cruz county vine hill road might be open to some traffic later today. the road off highway 17 in scotts valley was washed out in
the weekend storm. a whole section of hillside actually disappeared in the storm taking the roadway with it. you can track the storm anytime on our website with our high-def doppler radar. that's at it is 5:06 now. the man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 16- year-old at risk girl is expected to make his first court appearance sometime today. this man here 36-year-old gary atkinson facing multiple charges including kidnapping and rape. the victim, a 16-year-old girl with autism who functions like a 7-year-old. >> this is by far one of the most sickening cases i have seen in my career as a police officer, that someone as mr. atkinson can take advantage of someone of this stature. >> a young girl walked away from a group home in coolidge avenue in oakland a week ago. police say atkinson met her near the fruitvale bart station and then forced her to his home here in san francisco where the
assault allegedly occurred. she was found on a muni bus two days later. san francisco police hope a new online tool will help them track down suspects in unsolved crimes. the line-up on the sfpd website shows surveillance video from cold cases including this violent robbery here on polk street. the line-up also includes descriptions of the crimes and suspects and ways to contact police to offer tips. >> that the public can basically reach out to us through social media and helping us identify who this suspect is. >> police got the idea after a san francisco giants fan smashed a bus following the world series. this widely circulated photo of the vandalism led to his arrest. this is a bizarre story. they held him captive, threatened to kill him and made him do home repairs. a handyman walked into a ambush in morgan hill and got himself out of the mess at a san jose gas station hours later.
the 50-year-old handyman was called monday morning for some work at a mansion in morgan hill. for the next six hours, a man and a woman allegedly attacked him and forced him to do work. >> you know, the victim was prettier it five-day forecast. he was shaken up and scared by this whole incident. he was pretty terrified. he said he was waiting for an opportunity to escape. >> that opportunity came when the suspects stopped for gas in san jose while taking the victim to do more repairs. he then called police and they caught the two suspects. both are due in court tomorrow. work resumes at the nation's largest port complex after a nine-day strike. negotiators reached an agreement to end the strike late last night. the details have not been released and it still needs to be ratified by union members. union workers were frustrated about employers outsourcing jobs. the strike shut down 10 of 14 cargo container terminals at the nation's busiest seaport complex in l.a.
>> going to get cargo moved throughout the supply chain in the country and get everybody those christmas presents that they are looking for in those stores. >> clerical workers who have been without a contract for two years walked out on the job more than a week ago and thousands of longshoremen refused to cross the picket lines. it is 5:08. contra costa county's board of supervisors have delayed a vote on whether to shut down four of their fire stations. if approved, stations in the cities of walnut creek, clayton, martinez and lafayette would all close january 1. the county's top fire official recommended the closures saying a loss of property taxes and failed tax measure in november caused the district to burn through its cash reserve. some other headlines around the bay on this wednesday. a decision on whether to buy a drone for the alameda county sheriff's office sent to the public protection committee for further study. the committee is expected to hold a public hearing on the issue sometime in january. if approved, it will go back to the board of supervisors for a final decision.
a big bag of marijuana was hauled out of a home that burned in san francisco. police also removed equipment for the growing operation there. the cause of the two-alarm fire in the haight-ashbury neighborhood unknown. nobody was hurt. time now 5:09. protests continue to rock egypt's capital this morning. >> plus a rare appearance. the vote that drew former senator bob dole in a wheelchair there to washington, d.c. >> and the star is reborn. how many gallons of paint it took to get this hollywood icon a face-lift. ,,,,,,
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the famous sign was restored during a nine-week makeoverl the sign's letters were strd the "hollywood" sign is back in good condition. sign was restored during a nine week makeover of sorts. all the sign's letters were stripped and recoated with fresh paint. it took 255 gallons of new paint of the sign was built in 1923. it would soon celebrate its 90th birthday. i bet that's the most -- people take more pictures of that than anything else. >> it's an icon. didn't even need botox. [ laughter ] >> actually every time i go to
l.a. i go and take a picture. it's a ritual for us. not so good on the freeway. live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. we have lots of rain to contend with this morning. so slick surfaces. take it easy as you hit the roads. now, we have a couple of traffic alerts to report. the first one is on 580 westbound at lakeshore. two lanes are blocked. as a result, this is a two-car accident. we have injuries reported in the wreck. no word on when these lanes will be reopened but expect delays there. elsewhere, if you are heading around and about we have other accidents westbound 80 at san pablo dam road this accident reported in lanes first reported in the center divider but now it's blocking the left lane. traffic is slow through there. once you get past the accident not too bad on the bay bridge toll plaza. elsewhere, 880 northbound right at 7th street we have a two-car crash also stuck in the middle lanes. two trucks are involved in this accident. chp just headed to the scene. slight delays approaching the accident. no delays southbound on 880,
most of it is on the northbound side where the accident is. live look at 880 through oakland quiet traffic. delays once you approach the accident. south 880 no trouble spots into hayward or fremont. elsewhere, traffic alert reported in redwood city. highway 35 at ware road there are two lanes blocked one in each direction. this is for a tree down in the road. lots of activity there on scene. use an alternate until it's cleared. mass transit would be a great option today. bart, ace, muni, caltrain and your ferries all running on time. so you want to avoid the roads, bart is a great choice as well as muni. and a live look now at the san mateo bridge. so far not seeing any delays yet. a 14 to 15-minute ride to 880. that could change quickly with the rain. >> we are waiting for rain to move onshore. hi-def doppler showing you exactly where the rain is
falling right now and the heaviest right over the central bay. you can see that big patch of moisture off the coastline, that's going to be pushing onshore very shortly but in the meantime the heaviest amounts of rainfall stretching in right through san francisco and into the east bay. you have some very strong storms making their way into the concord area right now. if you are traveling in that area this morning, be careful. it's going to be raining heavily and may taper off. we have more rain on the way. still this morning starting out with some rain but i think by the afternoon the skies begin to part a little bit maybe a couple of leftover showers butotherwise we start to dry out. this is probably the last storm in quite a while. we're going to dry things out as we head in toward tomorrow and the coming days. but for today one last storm system dropping into the bay area. the good news is while it's a nice soaker it doesn't look to be a flooding rain so a nuisance rain coming through this morning for your commute but otherwise, traveling around the state you'll find showers up and down much of california and even some rain in the high sierra nevada. bases are pretty high but winter weather advisories up above 6500 feet or so.
expecting another 4 to 8 inches of snow above that period and then it looks like that will last until 10:00 this morning before those clouds move by. let's see if we can time it out a bit as the storm moves through this morning and then about 10:00 or so you will see more scattered showers becoming focused from san francisco southward and then in the afternoon that scoots out of town. then it looks like overnight things settle down. by tomorrow we have a lot of sunshine around the bay area maybe just some patchy ground fog. temperatures outside not going to be bad. again, this is subtropical in origin with the storm system so we'll keep you in the 50s and 60s. some 60s into the east bay and also in the north bay we'll keep those temperatures mild for this kind of storm. 50s and 60s. next couple of days, we'll watch weather settle down quit a bit. thursday and friday, no rain inside. in fact, the weekend look is good. lots of sunshine just some patchy fog in the morning hours. that's the latest. back to you. >> thank you. police say a man has implicated himself in a death of a new york subway passenger who was pushed on to a track.
surveillance video from monday's incident shows the victim in a confrontation with the suspect shortly before he was shoved on the tracks at the times square station. the victim was hit by a train and then killed. witnesses say the man desperately tried to climb back up to the platform but was unable to make it. >> just standing in fear and shock not knowing what's going on. some ran out, others just stood there. >> some witnesses say they noticed the suspect acting strangely before the incident. investigators say he frequented the area often, helping street vendors. it's not clear how he implicated himself. 5:18 now. lawmakers on capitol hill now have less than four weeks to avoid the dreaded "fiscal cliff" we have all heard about. if democrats and republicans don't reach a budget agreement by year's end, across-the-board tax hikes and budget cuts will kick in automatically. house speaker john boehnered off a republican proposal this week but president obama and
other democrats have dismissed it because it includes no tax increase for the wealthiest of americans. >> 60% of americans pay slightly more. >> there's only one person out of 307 million americans who can sign something in law, the president. >> boehner is set to meet with small business owners while the president speaks at a conference of corporate ceos. bob dole made an appearance on capitol hill yesterday in a wheelchair frail but still flexing his political might. he could not convince enough republicans to support a disabled rights treaty. the united nations treaty would ban discrimination against people with disabilities. it fell five votes short of getting the needed two-thirds approval in the senate. the world's oldest woman has died at the age of 116. beth cooper is only one of eight people recognized by the begin he was book of world records to have lived that long. she died peacefully yesterday
in an assisted living home near atlanta. the title of world's oldest person now belongs to 115-year- old woman in johnston, iowa. can you imagine what she saw in her lifetime? >> 1896 in you do the math. that's a long time ago. >> amazing life. well, it's 5719. three for three. the giants seek a deal with a key player for the line-up. >> plus, blast from the past. which 49er won a guess star on an episode of saved by the bell. >> i think it's the coach. ,,,, well, well, well.
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here we go again. the rain is back. it's going to be pushing onshore shortly. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and it's a tough ride along the eastshore freeway. just getting word that all lanes are blocked west 80 at san pablo dam road. chp works to clear an accident. details coming up. the san francisco giants locked up another major player from the world championship team. >> a good one. they agreed to a three-year $20 million deal with this guy, their second baseman marco scutaro. the mvp of the national league
championship series batted .362 after the giants got him in a big trade from colorado in july. he will be a fan favorite for the next few years. play of the day from bay area college basketball. usf's mark tolleson with an alley-oop and it's coming up and it's sweep and the dons win at home beating a good saint john's team at home 81-65. love. this 9ers head coach jim harbaugh had another acting gig. you have probably seen him in a visa commercial? this is better. >> i love this. his cameo on a 1996 episode of saved by the bell is going viral. >> ow! whoo! [ applause and cheers ] >> there he is. hair and all. harbaugh had more hair during his quarterback days with the indianapolis colts. he is playing a cousin on show. he helped mentor a high school football player who did a touchdown dance on the two-yard line. we need an after picture. >> he looks so young.
>> he does. he was young. >> 1996. >> yeah. >> i bet that's a big hit in the locker room today with the 49ers. >> i hope it is. >> saved by the bell. >> bit of ahard time. >> especially with the hairdo there. 5:24. a royal security scare. the crank call made to kate middleton's hospital. >> and a bizarre kidnapping. a bay area handyman is abducted and forced to do repair work. how he finally escaped. >> we're live in berkeley where officers are continuing a murder investigation after a cyclist was shot outside a middle school. we'll have details in a live report after the break. ,, ,,,, [ female announcer ] dove go sleeveless presents
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they're very well prepared for anything that may come. >> it was about appear inch of rain in some of the -- an inch of rain in some of the wetters
parts of the north bay. >> a bicyclist killed on the streets of berkeley. no suspect or motive. >> four people have been shot in oakland. >> a dozen shots and coming out and seeing people actually laying in the street. >> a handyman held hostage and forced to make repairs. >> he was assaulted and threatened and forced to do work at the house. >> the sfpd wants the public to become crime fighters by using a new feature on the their website. >> and helping us identify who this suspect is. >> we're one day closer to the "fiscal cliff" and both sides are still far apart on a deal. >> i call it a pitchfork battle. it's very contentious. >> and a dogfight over proposed dog park in oakland. >> i can't believe that people would prioritize the needs of their pets over the needs of oakland's children and families. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." >> he just knows how to play.
good morning, it's wednesday, december 5. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 5:30 now on your wednesday. drivers have got a wet commute this morning. let's get a quick look at the weather with lawrence. >> yeah, guys. getting stormy outside right now. in fact, a good batch of moisture just about to push onshore. our high-def doppler radar is showing you that rainfall. it will be picking up. some places already seeing moderate to heavy rainfall. but look at the yellow and orange. that batch is just about to make its way in along the peninsula. we'll talk about that plus the prospects for dry weather coming up. we continue to follow some developing news in the east bay. someone shot and killed a bicyclist near a school in berkeley. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is outside longfellow middle school where investigators are still on the scene. cate. >> reporter: actually they just wrapped up and law enforcement has just left a minute ago. but we got off the phone with the coroner's office who
wouldn't confirm the gender of the victim. police haven't released a suspect description and we don't know a motive in the shooting. but we have video of the scene earlier if you take a look. berkeley police say they got the call right at around 11:30 last into the. she cyclist was found near longfellow near derby street. the victim was shot once and pronounced death on the scene. we are hoping for the public information officer to come out but we are told that we might get an update within the hour or the next half hour. so we'll keep you updated as we get more information. live in berkeley, cate caugiran, cbs 5. four people in the hospital this morning following an overnight shooting near lake merritt in oakland. officers found a 50-year-old man shot outside a liquor store on east 18th street just before 10:30 last night. they found three more victims a few blocks away. one person is in critical condition. three others are listed in
serious. san francisco police are trying to figure out who shot and killed a man near grove and buchanan streets last night. officers found the man in his 20s just before 8:00. he had been shot in the stomach and leg. he died at the hospital an hour later. flooding from the new storm has some people -- the threat of flooding from the new storm has some people putting out sandbags. we just checked with pg&e. it's dealing with scattered outages around the bay area this morning with about 500 customers without power. the largest outage is in san rafael, up in the north bay. but here we go again, i guess huh. lawrence said the rain is coming and here it is. >> we have more rain back in the bay area. the good news is this doesn't look like the type of storm that we had over these past few days so we are going to see the rainfall out there probably more of a nuisance rain than anything else. it's going to be a messy commute. no getting around that. we have a strong batch of storms about to push onshore. look for yourself on our cbs 5 high-def doppler radar. you can see all the yellow and orange just off the coastline. some of that make its way into
the san francisco area right now. we have had some patches strong showers moving onshore right now. in richmond heavier rainfall so we'll see that rain on and off throughout the morning hours but i think by the afternoon, we are going to start to catch a break. the storm is going to be falling apart as it moves across the bay area so we get the rain this morning. i think become partly cloudy into the afternoon, showers tapering off and mild temperatures. you will see 50s and 60s outside. maybe one, maybe two inches of rain in the heaviest parts of the bay area. not expecting any flooding but if you are headed on the roads treacherous out there, gianna. >> it sure is, lawrence. in fact, we have a slew of accidents out there this morning especially in the east bay. four accidents blocking lanes. first one reported at lake show at westbound 580 a traffic alert. chp is on scene. two vehicles involved in the accident blocking two right lanes. at one point one person was trapped inside the vehicle. that person has been taken to
the hospital. so westbound 580 at lakeshore two lanes remain blocked. chp working to clear that out of the road. you're seeing delays in both directions. other trouble spots, west 80 at san pablo dam road. they closed lanes to clear it. they now reopened lanes. there is still activity off to the side. traffic is slow as you approach the scene. not too far from there on the flip side east 80 at gilman we have reports of an accident. this one is also stuck in the roadway. and west 24 at old tunnel road a wreck also reported here. this one no word on any injuries just yet. it is also blocking lanes. traffic as you can see some yellow there on our sensors so speeds just under 40 miles per hour. traffic work continues near redwood city highway 35 at ware road. two lanes shut down one in each direction for a tree down in the road. we have lots of crews on scene trying to clear that out of way. so busy. 5:34. you're likely to find delays through the devil's slide area
at the san mateo county coast. lack weekend's storm caused erosion on the road on the san mateo county coast so they are working to shore it up this week. caltrans hopes this won't be a problem in the near future as the new devil's slide tunnel is set to open in the spring. and santa cruz county officials hope to have one lane of vine hill road open sometime today. the road off highway 17 this is in scotts valley was washed out in the weekend storm. whole section of the hillside disappeared in the storm taking the road below with it. and, of course, you can track the storm anytime would you like right at home with our live high-def doppler radar. that's at our website, new this morning, after nine days off the job, clerical workers and longshoremen at the nation's largest port complex return to work today. negotiators reached an agreement to end the strike late last night. the details have not yet been released. it needs to be ratified by union members. the union was frustrated about
shipping employers outsourcing jobs and the strike shut down 10 of 14 cargo container terminals. >> we are going to get cargo moved throughout the supply chain in the country and get everybody those christmas presents that they are looking for on in the stores. >> clerical workers who have been without a contract for two years went on strike and thousands of longshoremen refused to cross the picket line. 5:35 now. a man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 16-year- old at risk girl will appear in court today. oakland police say 36-year-old gary atkinson facing charges of kidnapping, rape and lewd acts on a child. the victim a 16-year-old girl who functions as a 7-year-old. >> this is by far one of the most sickening cases i have seen in my career as a police officer that someone as mr. atkinson can take advantage of someone of this stature. >> that victim apparently walked away from a group home
on coolidge avenue in oakland a week ago. police say atkinson then met her near the fruitvale bart station and allegedly forced her to his home here in san francisco. she was found on a muni bus two days later. a bay area handyman, strange story here, held hostage, beaten and then forced to make repairs. it started in a home in morgan hill on monday ended hours later at a san jose gas station. police say the 50-year-old handyman got a call to a mansion near morgan hill. for the next six hours, a man and a woman allegedly beat the handyman, threatened to kill him and forced him to do some minor repairs at the house. the victim had done some work for one of the suspect's mothers two months ago. >> the work wasn't performed to the likes of the suspect's relative at the time and on top of that there was a dispute over services rendered, the victim wasn't paid entirely. >> the suspects apparently were taking the victim to do more
work for the relative when they were stopped at a san jose gas station to fill up. he then got away and called police. those suspects are due in court sometime tomorrow. contra costa county's board of supervisors are delaying a vote on whether to shut down four fire stations. they include ones in walnut creek, clayton, martinez and lafayette. if approved the closures will go into effect january 1. it comes after the district's burned through its cash reserves because of a loss of property taxes and a failed tax measure in november. the contra costa fire district serves 600,000 people over 300 square miles. more stations could close this summer. san francisco police hauled a load of marijuana and pot growing equipment out of a house that burned in the haight- ashbury neighborhood. it took firefighters an hour to put the fire out on page street. several residents were displaced but no one was injured. more protests in egypt
today over president mohamed morsi's decision to declare his laws above judicial review. more than 100,000 protestors clashed with police yesterday outside the presidential palace in cairo. morsi was ushered out through a back gate to ensure his safety but a spokesman says he is back in the palace. it's 5:38 right now. a holiday tradition targeted. what thieves took from bay area boy scouts. >> and a prank call made to kate middleton's hospital. how a radio station was able to get some personal information about the duchess of cambridge when we come back. ,, [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light, buttery and flakey. that's half that's not half! guys, i have more! thanks mom [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents.
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a a security breach at t [ laughter ] i like zsa zsa. >> queen zsa zsa? >> why not? >> yeah. it's already taken, sorry. along those lines, a security breach at the hospital treating the duchess of cambridge. an australian radio station crank called the private hospital. a woman pretended to be the queen. the conversation is now up on their website reveals details about kate as condition. the hospital is now reviewing
its telephone protocol. i bet it is. the duchess is still being treated for morning sickness and palace officials say she is feeling much better. >> i wonder if they did it live on the air. >> i bet they did. >> hello, the queen mum. >> that's bad. well, stock futures are rising this morning. 45 minutes ahead of the opening bell. some good news there. ashley morrison of joins us on a wednesday. it's hump day. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, asian markets got a lift this morning after chinese government officials signaled more stimulus efforts. tokyo's nikkei rose half a percent while hong kong's hang seng gained nearly 2%. wall street investors are still waiting on a "fiscal cliff" deal. stocks were mostly unchanged yesterday. the dow lost 13 points while the nasdaq was down 5. fedex is offering some employees a voluntary buy-out plan as the package delivery company tries to save nearly $2 billion in the next three years. fedex will offer some employees up to two years pay to leave the company.
most of the cuts will come from its express and service units. and starting in 2016 the whole host of disney characters are coming to netflix. the online video rental service landed exclusive rights to stream disney movies before they air on premium cable networks. netflix will also stream some of disney's classic movies. no financial terms of the deal were released. but certainly a big score there for netflix. >> that is a big coup. >> i have a cousin who drinks starbucks every day. now i know what to get her. >> this would make her have a lot of clout there around starbucks, as well. they are introducing a $450 gift card. the starbucks metal car is made of etched steel and comes with only $400 on it. the reason why it's $450, you ask? it costs $50 just to make this steel card. >> are you kidding me? >> no, i'm not kidding you, frank.
there's only going to be 5,000 available so get them while they're hot. and they will only be sold on their website, >> i don't think they will sell out. >> we did the math. and if you buy their finca palmilera, that big $7 cup of coffee that's coming out from costa rica, you could drink lattes for 3.5 months. >> that might be good. >> well, there you go. i think it should also come with the rights it go right to the front of the line if you have one of those. >> i should say. >> i like that. yeah. >> part owner ship of starbucks for 450 bucks for the card. >> you're a gold level member. >> guess so. ashley morrison, thank you. >> you know, lawrence, i think the bottom line is we drink way too much coffee. >> i think we have to. [ laughter ] >> at this hour of the morning. >> ours is cheap. >> it's necessary. the rain is back. it's about to pick up outside. look at the high-def doppler radar. you can see a big batch of yellows and orange just off the coastline.
that is going to be moving onshore bringing some moderate to heavy amounts of rainfall. already we have seen a train of moisture moving onshore into parts of san francisco sliding through the central bay. you can see the moderate to heavy rainfall already falling there and there is more to come. so we're not done with the rain yet but this is probably the last storm we'll see in quite some time. rain this morning around the bay area making for a messy commute. we're not expecting any flooding. by the afternoon partly cloudy skies, maybe a couple of leftover showers and dry weather returns as we head into tomorrow and for the foreseeable future. so rain a cold front diving into the bay area latched on to a little subtropical moisture so the temperatures fairly mild outside right now mainly 50s and 60s. you will find rain in the sacramento valley 58 degrees, 65 degrees and showers into fresno. the high country probably some rain at lake level and tahoe but you get higher and, well, it turns to snow about 6500 feet up to 7,000 feet expecting four to eight inches up there so be careful traveling in the high country.
bring the chains if you are heading that way timing out the storm a bit. cold front sliding through the bay area about 11:00 or so, most of that about san francisco on southward into the afternoon the skies beginning to part a little bit. then it looks like we'll begin to see the rain move eastward. we'll dry out towards tomorrow and i think the biggest concern looking over the next couple of days will be some of that tule fog, ground fog outside the morning hours. temperatures 50s and 60s into the south bay. east bay into the 60s by this afternoon. and in the north bay we'll keep you in the 50s and 60s. 60 in san francisco, 62 santa rosa. so this probably is it for the rain for some time as we'll see high pressure trying to build back into the bay area. dry weather on thursday and friday and dry through the weekend too, gianna. >> well, that is good news because this rain is making a mess of our morning commute. we have a handledful of accidents to report this morning so if you are heading out the door give yourself some extra time. the first trouble spot is a traffic alert south 101 at silver avenue the right lane closed as they clear the road. we are seeing a bit of a backup
as well so slow and go conditions in that area. use 280 at an alternate instead. elsewhere if you are work your way westbound 580 much better news. that traffic alert at lakeshore has now been cleared out of the road. traffic still sluggish as a result. also west 80 at san pablo dam road they have this accident over to the right shoulder but check this out. some yellow and red there on our sensors so traffic is very slow and go. in fact, we're seeing delays all the way back from at least highway 4 at this point. you're going to see brake lights when you hit university and gilman. accidents in the area as well, the first at university blocking one lane. it's a minivan stuck on its roof. the other accident eastbound 80 at gilman also blocking the road. westbound 24 we had an accident first reported there at old tunnel road. chp says it's on the eastbound side of 24 so the non-commute direction. still slow anyway westbound 24 as you work your way to the caldecott tunnel and into the maze. northbound 880 clear. south 880, though, at jackson, reports of flooding in all lanes. so traffic is very slow and go
as you approach the area this morning. better news though in redwood city. that traffic alert on highway 35 at ware road, they got that tree out of the roadway, both directions are now open so traffic should be running smoothly as you work your way through there. let's get live look at some conditions around the bay area. first, the san mateo bridge. so far one of our bright spots, no delays looking good actually between 880 and 101. that's like about a 14 to 15- minute ride. elsewhere a live look at conditions as you work your way along 580. now, we are seeing lots of brake lights through the altamont pass. pretty typical this time. morning. but again, as you work your way towards the dublin interchange, brake lights as well, no accidents or stalls, at least that's the good news through there. that's a look at traffic. back to you. >> all right, gianna. thank you. it's official, nudists are no longer allowed to bare all on san francisco streets. the board of supervisors gave the final okay to the city's new public nudity ban. several opponents stripped naked in protest. they were escorted out of the board chambers in blankets. the ban takes effect in
february. repeat offenders could face big fines, even some jail time. the piedmont police want to help the thieves though stole christmas wreaths and tools and other items from a tree lot from the boy scouts. it is dr. phil will soon be reunited with his stolen chevy bel air. it was one of 13 cars stolen by a car theft ring. they found the bel air yesterday. it had minor body damage but he got it back. deputies wouldn't say where they found it. dr. phil says the car is worth about $100,000 and he is glad to get it back. hard to hide that car. >> it's a nice looking car, right? 5:50 right now. a $5million nuisance. how bart is dealing with a pesky bird problem. >> and much to bark about. the epic battle over a small dog park in one bay area city. coming up.
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here comes more rain into the bay area. look at the yellows and oranges! a big batch of rain about to move onshore. we'll talk about that and the prospects for some dry weather coming up. >> and all this rain is causing lots of troubles on the roads. here's a look at our bridges. the bay bridge has a lot of raindrops on our lens. busy in the east bay and traffic alert along 101 in san francisco. all that coming up in just a few minutes. all right, gianna. thank you. more than 280 people are now
confirmed dead after a powerful typhoon hit the southern philippines. and there's concern more bodies will be found as rescuers make their way to areas isolated by landslides, floods and downed communications. a flash flood killed dozens as it swamped two emergency storm shelters and a military camp in one area. new proof of just how powerful our recent storms were. 30 miles north of ukaih, the mud slides snapped trees like television as the saturated ground gave way and uprooted a redwood. >> cameras everywhere, don't we is it. bart leaders are spending millions in taxpayer money to fight a birdbathle on the silicon valley extension project in san jose. the "mercury news" reports hundreds of birds are laying eggs in the construction area so bart workers are using inflatable dancers to shoo the birds away. it costs $5 million, about $17,000 per bird nest. oakland city council can't
make up its mind on a proposed dog park near lake merritt. councilmembers didn't have enough votes last night to make any moves on a proposed dog play area at astro park. the plan calls for a dog- friendly spot by lakeshore avenue and macarthur boulevard. opponents say it would take away play space from the children. >> i can't believe that people would prioritize the needs of their pets over the needs of oakland's children and families. >> there will be plenty of room for the children and dog park at the same place. >> the city council will take up the issue again on december 18. we all remember show and tell in school, right? this one tops them all. >> i'd say so. some minnesota middle schoolers got a big thrill yesterday when vikings quarterback christian ponder came to visit and it was all thanks to one of their 7th grade classmates. the child won verizon wireless' show and tell contest giving her class the opportunity to
ask ponder questions and even get some autographs which is cool. so do you have something cool to show us about your school? submit your nomination on our website, we may come and feature school right here on the show. but that was pretty cool. >> if you get colin kaepernick to come to your school, we'll come over. that would be cool. 5:56 now. next half hour, crime solving from your couch. how you can help bay area police identify a suspect in your spare time. we're live in berkeley. a murder investigation continues after a cyclist was shot outside a middle school. we'll give you more details in a live report coming up. umbrellas are out. roadways are wet. and some people are sandbagging their properties. we'll take a look at today's storms coming up next. ,,,,
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. murder in front of an east bay middle school. the search for a gunman who killed a bicyclist. it is raining, the roads are wet. umbrellas are out and sandbags are too. we'll check the conditions next. >> rain causing problems on the roads. i'll have your hot spots in a few minutes. good morning, everyone. it is wednesday, december 5. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:00. the rain is back. a lot of green on hi-def doppler this morning. >> yeah, let's get a quick check of weather with lawrence karnow. >> even some yellow and orange too as we're about to get waxed by a pretty good cell about to move onshore. check out your high-def doppler radar. look at all the yellows and orange off the coastline some along the peninsula. moderate to heavy amounts of rainfall but this likely it for the rain for a while. we'll talk about that and the rest of the forecast coming up. 6:00 now. and to a developing